Mallorca eyeing Inter flop
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Mallorca are reportedly keeping a close eye on Inter misfit Giorgias Karagounis.Reports in Italy suggest that Mallorca are keeping a close eye on Internazionale squad player Giorgias Karagounis.
The Spanish outfit have Hector Cuper at the helm, and the Argentinian tactician is well aware of the 28-year-old's capabilities after coaching him for a short spell before he was sacked by the Nerazzurri.
The Liga side are keen to reinforce their squad after finishing 17th last season and have identified the Euro 2004 winner as a player to watch.
Cuper has reportedly instructed Mallorca club officials to open negotiations with their Italian counterparts in a bid to prise the midfielder from San Siro.
Karagounis, the subject of a failed loan bid from Middlesbrough in January, has been frequently marginalised under Roberto Mancini and is expected to leave the Nerazzurri in the summer.
Mancini is looking to build a team capable of sustaining a season-long challenge against Milan and Juventus, and Karagounis could well be sacrificed with the likes of Walter Samuel and Santiago Solari on the brink of moving to the Coppa Italia winners.